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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cookies - recipe



I think that J.B.'s coworkers might be beginning to resent me.
See... I get these ideas to cook up a new dessert. And obviously I can't eat two dozen cookies myself. 
{well I could, but that's probably not going to help me lose any of this baby weight...}

So I make a batch, keep a few, and send the rest to work with J.B.. Problem solved.
But apparently I'm encouraging office weight gain... Oh well.

These taste as good as they look. Warm, gooey, and perfect with that bit of marshmallow on top!


Ingredients: 

1/4 cup of  butter
20 ounces of semisweet chocolate {I like to use the chips} 
2 ounces of shaved chocolate
large marshmallows {1 marshmallow per 2 cookies}
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract




Melt your butter and 12 ounces of chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir it until it's nice and smooth, then remove from the heat to cool for about 15 minutes.




Next, grab two bowls. In the first bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.





In the second bowl mix the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.




After this second bowl is mixed up and gooey, add in your cooled chocolate from the stove.




 Now add in the flour mixture. Do this in at least two parts or else you'll probably end up with the flour-y mess all over your counter tops.

Once all this has been combined, stick your dough in the fridge for at least an hour. This will firm it up so you can form the dough into cookies.

When you come back, preheat your oven to 325 degrees. 
Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and form the dough into 1/2 inch balls. I also like to give the top of them a little smush with a spoon. 





 You'll want to bake the cookies for around 12-15 minutes, or until the tops begin to crack.


{Sarah Wilder - baking cookies too close together for 26 years now...}


While the cookies are in the oven, you can go ahead and prep your marshmallow tops. 
Cut the marshmallows in half and stick several chocolate chips into the top of each of one.




As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a marshmallow into the top of each cookie - chocolate chips down.




Bake for another 4-5 minutes, or until the marshmallows are softened.


{they'll keep "sinking" even after you take them out of the oven}


Allow the cookies to cool for at least ten minutes before you sprinkle the grated chocolate on top.




And enjoy!! These obviously are best served warm and gooey!!




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